• Two Czech Deputies Visit Donetsk, Spark Outrage

    On January 14th, two Deputies, Communists of the Czech Republic, Zdenek Ondracek and Stanislav Markovic travelled from Russian Federation territory to an area in Donetsk controlled by illegal armed groups.

    The Foreign Ministry released a statement on Friday that expressed its vehement protest at the illegal entry of the two Czechs into the territory of Ukraine as they visited the temporarily occupied Donetsk region. The Foreign Ministry pointed out that this trip was not coordinated with …

  • Two Ukrainian Citizens Freed from Captivity in Libya; Four still Held

    The head of the Consular Services Department of the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Evgeny Ignatovsky, reported that armed militants released two Ukrainian prisoners but continue to hold four Ukrainian citizens hostage in Libya.

    “Six Ukrainian citizens were being held captive in Libya. Today, two of these Ukrainian citizens are coming back to Ukraine. The Court established that they are innocent of the acts of which they were accused and they have been released from detention. Currently, …

  • Ukraine Launches Demonstration of New Silk Road, Bypassing Russia

    The Ukrainian Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Aivaras Abromavičius, wrote on his Facebook page that the first demonstration cargo train departed from Illichivsk via a the Ukraine-Georgia-Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan-China (through the Caspian and Black Seas) route.

    “The cargo train is running on the Ukraine-Georgia-Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan-China route. This demonstration cargo train still has to resolve technical and logistical issues, and work out other technical aspects, which can arise. …

  • Ukrainian authorities: government forces comply with ceasefire despite provocations

    The Ukrainian military is fully complying with the Minsk Agreements, although Russian occupation troops have intensified fighting and shelling, as indicated during a press briefing on Thursday by a representative of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine on ATO issues, Colonel Alexander Motuzyanik, UKRINFORM reported.

    "Already today, the enemy has broken the ceasefire at least 18 times. It should be emphasized that the ATO forces are fully complying with the Minsk Agreements, so all …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence Thwarts Attack on City in the Donbas Region

    A cache of munitions was found in the city of Popasnaya in the Luhansk region which the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) suspects was intended for a terrorist attack.

    Employees of the SSU, together with the National Guard, the police, border guards and the military conducted a large-scale special operation in the city, according to the press center of the SSU.

    The purpose of the special operation was the "prevention of acts of sabotage in the city and the identification of members of …